Police Know Who Killed Hells Angel in Casino Shootout

By: A.P. Email
By: A.P. Email

RENO, Nev. (AP) - The chief prosecutor in Reno says police have identified a rival gang member as the man suspected of killing of the president of the Hells Angels' San Jose chapter in a casino shootout last weekend.

Washoe County District Attorney Richard Gammick told The Associated Press on Wednesday that investigators have known from
the beginning the identity of the Vagos gang member suspected of
shooting and killing 51-year-old Jeffery "Jethro" Pettigrew.

Gammick says the suspect apparently has been in hiding since Friday night's gun battle that also wounded two Vagos members.

Gammich says he has no doubt the Hells Angels know who the killer is, too. He says if they "get their hands on him" first, the suspect probably won't make it to a trial in Reno.

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